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14 Tools to Teach about Creative Commons. Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning. As an e-Learning consultant I was always a fan of open source software.

Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

Why? The answer is simple. Because I could use them as I wish, for whatever I wish, without long-term commitments and with the extra bonus of a community of professionals that use, extend and support them. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront[1] but rather dedicated open source “authoring tools”. The list that it follows is not in particular order. => If you know a free or open source authoring tool that is not included in the list I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link! Free & Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning What2Learn makes it easy for e-Learning developers to create interactive games and quizzes and track learners’ attainment. Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! eXe Wink CourseLab Quandary An application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. Hot Potatoes. 10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

This week, the OCW Consortium is holding its annual meeting, celebrating 10 years of OpenCourseWare.

10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

The movement to make university-level content freely and openly available online began a decade ago, when the faculty at MIT agreed to put the materials from all 2,000 of the university’s courses on the Web. With that gesture, MIT OpenCourseWare helped launch an important educational movement, one that MIT President Susan Hockfield described in her opening remarks at yesterday’s meeting as both the child of technology and of a far more ancient academic tradition: “the tradition of the global intellectual commons.”

We have looked here before at how OCW has shaped education in the last ten years, but in many ways much of the content that has been posted online remains very much “Web 1.0.” But as open educational resources and OCW increase in popularity and usage, there are a number of new resources out there that do offer just that. Repositories. Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools. Xerte Online Toolkits 2.0 is a suite of tools for content authors. Elearning materials can be authored quickly and easily using browser-based tools, with no programming required, and content can be delivered to all devices.

Xerte Online Toolkits is aimed at content authors, who will assemble content using simple forms. Content authors can easily collaborate on projects. Xerte Online Toolkits is in use in hundreds of institutions all over the world, with an active community of users and developers. Xerte 2.x is a fully-featured e-learning development environment for creating rich interactivity. Xerte Flex Compiler is a set of tools for developers working with the open-source Flex SDK to create advanced interactivity and applications for the Flash Player.

Xpert is a respository for sharing and re-using learning materials. I just felt compelled to email to say how brilliant Xerte is. "Xerte is a package that can be used by people like us who don’t watch Star Trek and things like that.

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